11-year-old shoots, kills 16-year-old home intruder in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - Police in St. Louis say a 16-year-old is dead after getting shot by an 11-year-old during an attempted home invasion.

According to KTVI, two suspects were trying to break into a home on Thursday afternoon.

When one suspect went inside, the 11-year-old was home with a 4-year-old. The 11-year-old then shot the 16-year-old and the other suspect ran away.

Authorities are currently looking for the second suspect, but they are also investigating how the child had access to a gun. Police believe the mother may have bought it after previous home break-in attempts.